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QUESTION: What are the sections in NMAT 2018?

ANSWER: The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is computer-delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time. NMAT by GMAC™ can be taken thrice and the best of the scores shall be considered provided the candidate has applied to the institute with each of the scores. There are three sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills and Logical Reasoning.

  • +3 for every correct question. No negative marking.

  • The sections in NMAT 2018

    • Language Skills: 32 Questions, 22 minutes

    • Quantitative Skills: 48 Questions, 60 minutes

    • Logical Reasoning: 40 Questions, 38 minutes

    • TOTAL: 120 Questions, 120 Minutes

  • Test Window period: 4th October 2018 to 17th December 2018.

  • Test Duration: 120 minutes (Test Slots can be selected according to the availability at the selected Test center)

  • Test Mode: Online

QUESTION: Where do I get the list of test-centers to take the NMAT?

ANSWER: You will find at

QUESTION: Is calculator provision made in this test?

ANSWER: No calculators are allowed in NMAT since it is perceived that the calculations are doable in the test.

QUESTION: Is it possible to select the order of section in this test? For example, can a student first choose to write Verbal and then the other sections?


  • Candidates have a choice of selecting the order/sequence of the test sections.
  • 3 Sections: Language Skills, Quantitative Skills, Logical Reasoning.
  • Test takers need to answer the questions of each section within the allotted section time.
  • Once the test taker completes a section, whether the test taker selects to move to the next section or if time runs out, the test taker will not be able to return to that section.

QUESTION: Say in two tests that I gave, I got the same score, however in one test, the Quantitative score is higher, and I want to forward this sectional score along with scores in other sections in different tests to the institutions. Do I get a choice?

ANSWER: No. The sectional scores are considered from the same test. College chooses the score basing on its internal admission criteria. Generally, a better score implies better chances of getting shortlisted. Individual section best scores cannot be forwarded by the test-taker.

  • Test takers have the option to take the NMAT by GMAC™ exam a maximum choice of three times during the 75-day testing window.
  • This option enables the assessment of the test takers’ best performance.
  • A test taker can take the NMAT by GMAC™ up to a maximum of 3 times (first attempt plus 2 retake attempts) including no shows, if he/she wishes to.
  • A test taker may be able to improve his/her score provided he/she performs better in re-takes.
  • However, there is no guarantee that the scores will improve in subsequent attempts/retakes.
  • Scores will be equated for all test takers and percentile scores will be calculated after all test takers have taken their test(s).
  • Your Final score card will include a scaled score for each section, a total score as well as a percentile ranking.
  • The following table lists the range of scores possible on the different sections of the NMAT by GMAC™ exam.
Section Score Range
Quantitative Skills 0 to 144
Language Skills 0 to 96
Logical Reasoning Skills 0 to 120
TOTAL 0 to 360
  • Scaled scores
    • All of the test forms are equated to account for any differences in overall difficulty and the raw test scores are placed on a common scale.
    • This process ensures that scores are comparable across test forms such that the scores are not impacted by different candidates getting different test forms.
  • Final Percentile Scores:
    • The Final Percentiles for each year are calculated at the end of the year after all candidates have completed taking the NMAT by GMAC™ exam.
    • According to NMAT 2017 results, a scaled score between 222-238 was equivalent to 99 percentile, a scaled score of 217/216 was equivalent to 97 percentile and a scaled score of 210/211 was equivalent to 94 percentile.

QUESTION: Does the result – in terms of score, appear immediately after the test?


  • The window wise scores are released 4-5 weeks after you have taken the test and your score card will be updated with scaled scores for all the attempts.
  • You will be notified on email once the score card is available and you can download the score card by logging into your NMAT by GMAC™ account.

QUESTION: Do all the students in a window get the same paper?


  • The NMAT by GMAC™ exam is computer-delivered and gives each candidate a randomly generated test from a pool of questions, delivered one-at-a-time.
  • The number of questions, difficulty levels, and the time limit for each of the sections is predetermined and, under normal administration conditions, are the same regardless of when and where the test is administered.

QUESTION: How was NMAT 2017 in terms of difficulty?


Quantitative Skills:

  • Out of 48 questions in the Quantitative Skills section, 22 questions were on Problem Solving, 20 questions were on Data Interpretation and remaining 6 questions were from Data Sufficiency.
  • Majority of the questions on problem solving were easy to medium level of difficulty.

Logical Reasoning:

  • Out of 40 questions on Logical Reasoning, 12 were on Verbal Reasoning and 28 were on Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  • Most of the questions were of easy to medium level of difficulty.
  • However, the level of difficulty of this section was slightly higher than the one appeared in the previous year’s NMAT exam.

Language Skills:

  • Out of 32 questions in the Language skills section, there were two RC passages with four questions each.
  • The passages had around 700 words.
  • The remaining question types were, Mark the error in a sentence; Fill in the blanks (double, cloze, prepositions-based); Jumbled paragraphs; Word Analogies and Antonyms and synonyms.

QUESTION: What were the cut-offs in case of NMIMS in reference to NMAT 2017?

ANSWER: All the data is empirical and approximated to the best possible extent after careful analysis.

  • According to NMAT 2017 results, a scaled score between 220 and 240 was equivalent to 99 percentile.
  Sectional Score Overall Score
  Quantitative Skills Language Skills Logical Reasoning  
NMIMS Mumbai campus Program        
MBA and MBA –HR- Mumbai campus 65 60 60 210
NMIMS other campuses PGDM Program 60 50 50 190

QUESTION: Any important things to follow on the Test Day and in the Test?


  • Test-takers should immediately click ‘OK’ once a section’s timing is over and load the next section on the screen as the timer does not stop till the time ‘OK’ button is clicked.
  • Please carry ID to prove your identify.
    • Primary ID
    • Secondary ID
    • Admit card
    • Confirmation email
    • The test centre staff will retain the photocopy of your primary ID for their own record.
    • The test centre staff will return the copy of your admit card to you after signing and stamping it.
    • Make sure that you retain the same because you will have to carry the same copy for later attempts of NMAT, should you wish to attempt more number of times.

QUESTION: Anything else?

ANSWER: Please refer 

Additional reference:

NMAT 2018 notification summary:

NMIMS admissions:


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Know about Common Admission Test (CAT):

Common Admission Test (CAT) is an all India Entrance test conducted by IIMs. The Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) started this exam and is a pre-requisite for selecting students for their business administration programs. This computer-based test is conducted by the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) for admission to their 2-year full time postgraduate programs in management.

The list of Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) are Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bangalore, Bodh, Gaya, Calcutta, Indore, Jammu, Kashipur, Kozhikode, Lucknow, Nagpur, Raipur, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shillong, Sirmaur, Tiruchirappalli, Udaipur and Visakhapatnam.

CAT 2018 important Dates:

Date Activity/Event
August 8th, 2018 CAT 2018 Registration starts
September 19th, 2018 CAT 2018 Registration ends at 5:00 PM
October 24th, 2018 CAT 2018 Admit card download begins at 1:00 PM
November 25th, 2018 CAT 2018 test day

CAT 2018 Form filling procedure:

STEP 1: Go to the website,

It looks like this:

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STEP 2: Towards the right side, along a vertical column, one will be able to view Register. First, there is a need to register and then, a registered candidate can login using the Login.

STEP 3: Once the Register is clicked, a new webpage opens and it looks like this:

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There is a pop-up indicating instructions like:

Recommended browser to fill the application - Choose one among:

  • Internet Explore (version 11 and above)
  • Mozilla Firefox (version 50 to 61)
  • Google Chrome (version 50 to 69)

Read the instructions carefully. Fields marked with an asterisk * are mandatory. Once the Close is clicked on the Instructions, one will view the registration page.

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Very Important points before filling the application form:

  • Candidate has to fill in the below mentioned details to receive the User ID and Password.
  • Candidate will receive the User ID on the registered email address and Password as SMS on the registered mobile number. Overseas candidates will receive both User ID and Password on registered email address.
  • Candidate can login with the User ID and Password to complete the application form for CAT 2018.
  • Candidate must provide Correct Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number and Email Address as these details cannot be changed once the registration is complete.

On scrolling the page downwards, the webpage looks like this:

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STEP 4: Fill in the details in the fields provided. Be careful while filling the fields.

VERY IMPORTANT: In case of the Name of the Candidate - Candidate name should be entered exactly as it appears in 10th/SSC Certificate. Only Alphabets are allowed.

There is a need for a correct mobile number to generate the OTP. In addition, have a genuine and a regular email address to be used throughout the admission process.

One needs to Generate OTP on the registered mobile number.

Enter the data in the captcha and agree to the declaration.

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STEP 5: Once on validating the OTP, one will be able to authenticate and accept the declaration. Hence, having a valid mobile number with a good network is the most important facet of form filling.

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STEP 6: After successful authentication of the declaration, one gets a notification about successful registration. The password is also sent to the mobile number registered. The username is sent to the registered email. It's important to have both username and password for subsequent logins. This is how it looks:


There is also a candidate query form.

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One can log a new query on this page. It can be Application Form Related or Payment Related.

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STEP 7: Go to Application Form. There are various tabs for filling information. These are Personal Details, Academics, Work Experience, Programmes, Test City and Payment.

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Important information:

  • Fields marked with* are mandatory.
  • Fill in all the required details and upload scanned copies of all required documents.
  • Click on Save & Continue to proceed to the next section.
  • Applicants do not have to complete the application form in a single session. Applicants can login multiple times to complete the application form.
  • Once the payment is made, applicants will not be allowed to make any changes.


  • Personal Details include: Candidate's Name, Father's/Husband's/Guardian's Name, Mother's Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Nationality, Aadhaar Card Number, Category, Persons with Disability, Communication Address, Emergency Contact Details.
  • Note, that the emergency contact details should be someone in your family.
  • The upload documents include:
  • The NC-OBC/SC/ST/PwD certificate should be in the prescribed format issued by the competent authority. (Refer to the CAT 2018 website for sample format)

STEP 9: Uploading Photograph and Signature

  • Please upload the same photograph that you will afix on the Admit card on the day of the test.
  • Upload a recent passport size photograph which is not older than 6 months.
  • It should be a passport size photo on a white/off-white background.
  • Maximum size is 80 kB and JPEG or JPG.
  • One can drag and drop the file in the space. Alternatively, one can upload the files as well.
  • In case of signature, the size is maximum of 80 kB and only JPEG and JPG formats.

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Once the image is uploaded as per the instructions, one will be able to view the photograph uploaded. It looks like this:

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Similarly, upload the signature.

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STEP 10: Academic Details

  • Academic details include SSC/10TH/Equivalent Details like Board Name, Month and Year of completion, Maximum marks and total marks obtained and percentage.
  • Similarly, for HSC/12th/Equivalent/Diploma Course Details.
  • In case of Bachelor's Degree Details, one can choose if one is in the Final year or if one has completed the degree. One can also choose to enter details of additional Bachelor's Degree.
  • Finally, enter Master's Degree Details and Other Professional Degree Details like CA/CS/ICWA.
  • In case of grades/CGPA, the conversion to percentage of marks would be based on the procedure as certified by the respective Board/University/Institution.

  • If any Board/University/Institution confirms that there is no scheme for converting CGPA into equivalent marks, the equivalence would be established by dividing the candidate's CGPA by the maximum possible CGPA, and multiplying the result with 100.

  • Marks and Percentage calculation
    • Maximum marks (inclusive of all subjects) indicate the summation of maximum marks of all subjects (including electives, if any).

    • For example, if there are five subjects with 100 marks assigned to each subject, candidate should populate the ‘Maximum Marks (inclusive of all subjects)’ placeholder as 500.

    • Total marks obtained (inclusive of all subjects) indicate the summation of actual marks obtained by the candidate in all subjects (including electives, if any).

    • For example, if the candidate has obtained 457 marks by adding individual marks obtained in the five subjects, candidate should populate the ‘Total marks obtained (inclusive of all subjects)’ placeholder as 457.

    • For computing percentage of marks obtained in SSC/10th/Equivalent examination, the aggregate marks of all subjects including additional subjects that appear in the Mark Sheet/Grade Sheet would be considered irrespective of the Board's regulation.

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STEP 11: Work Experience

  • Enter your work experience as on July 31, 2018.
  • Only Full-time experience after graduation must be entered.
  • Part-time/Project/Internship/Articleship/Pre-graduation work experience should not be entered and will not be considered as work experience.

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STEP 12: Programmes

  • Applicant can select any number of programmes. Hence, select all the programmes.
  • For each programme selected, kindly select an interview city as well.
  • There is a very big need for patience in filling this page - Save and Continue.

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STEP 13: Test City Selection

  • Applicant can select any four Test Cities as per preference from the drop down menu.
  • After the last date of registration, one among the 4 preferred test cities will be allotted (subject to availability).
  • In rare case, if an Applicant is not allotted to any of the preferred test cities, Applicant will be allotted to a nearby test city.

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STEP 14: Payment

  • The application registration fee is Rs. 1900/-
  • Payment mode is BillDesk, Paytm and PayU.

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STEP 15: Preview of Application Form before final submit

Please check if all the details are entered correctly. It is very important to check and pay attention in here.

A few screenshots here:


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STEP 16: Finally the declaration

Then, accept the declaration, enter the text in the captcha, tick "I agree", submit and make the payment.

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